Spanish Literature and Culture 1 [Cognomi F-O] (2020/2021)

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Federica Zoppi
Federica Zoppi
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II semestre (Lingue e letterature straniere) dal Feb 15, 2021 al May 29, 2021.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The main aim of this course, which is part of the Bachelor's degree in Languages and Cultures for Tourism and International Commerce, is to provide the acquisition by students of an appropriate knowledge of Spanish Culture, with particular attention to the historical, geographic and anthropological fields. At the end of the course students will be expected to acquire: - knowledge and comprehension skills: in-depth knowledge of the Spanish Culture of the period planned, as well as its historical, geographic and anthropological fields. - “Applied” knowledge and comprehension skills: students will acquire the necessary methodologies to understand complex and quite long texts, as well as implied meanings.


Cintemporary Spanish literature (historical context, texts, genres, movements and authors from the XIX and XX centuries).
The course will be held in Italian and Spanish. At the end, the student must be able to express himself in Spanish at a basic level (level A2, in view of achieving level B1).

Part I: Spanish Romanticism; the second half of the XIX century and the age of the novel; the Decadent movement and the Avant-garde; Modernism and the Generation of '98; the Avant-garde up to the civil war (the 20s and Surrealism; the Generation of 27; the postwar period between the 40s and 50s.

Pedraza Jiménez, Felipe B. [et al.], Las épocas de la literatura española, Barcelona: Ariel 2012
Fusi, Juan Pablo, Historia mínima de España, Madrid: Turner, 2012
Rodríguez Cacho, Lina, Manual de historia de la literatura española 2. Siglos XVIII al XX, Barcelona: Castalia

Any additional materials will be made available on Moodle.

Part II: A journey through the evolution of the contemporary Spanish novel: Galdós, Unamuno and Cela.

Pérez Galdós, Benito, Misericordia (ed. Luciano García Lorenzo, Madrid: Cátedra, 1991, or other edition available)
Unamuno, Miguel de, San Manuel Bueno, mártir (ed. Mario Valdés, Madrid: Cátedra, 2003, or other edition available)
Cela, Camilo José, La familia de Pascual Duarte (Barcelona: Destino, 1973, or other edition available)

Any additional readings will made available on Moodle.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
L. Rodríguez Cacho, 3 Manual de historia de la literatura española. Vol. II, Siglos XVIII al XX, Castalia Castalia 2017
Fusi, Juan Pablo Historia mínima de España Madrid: Turner 2012
Pedraza Jiménez, Felipe B., Rodríguez Cáceres, Milagros Las épocas de la literatura española, Madrid, Ariel 2012

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral exam at the end of the course.